Mistresses Season 3 Episode 8 Review: Murder She Wrote

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That Calista Raines is one shady lady. 

After Luca's death, Joss reacted in the same manner a lot of people would react; she panicked. Should she have called the cops? Sure. But knowing he was dead and not knowing where the killer was and what was happening, she wanted to get away as soon as possible. Unfortunately, her BFF and partner in crime was nowhere to be found in her time of need. 

No, Calista wasn't there for her friend on Mistresses Season 3 Episode 8, instead opting to get drunk. Or was she? The girls have a theory. I have a theory. And I'm betting you guys do as well!

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I still have a lot of love for Calista, even though it was really hard to root for her after she lied to protect herself. I'm choosing to believe this is all part of a bigger plan that Joss just isn't aware of. There is just no way they invested the last seven episodes into making us fall for Calista's charms, only to completely desecrate her character. 

I'm just not buying it.


I am not going down for this because you're too stupid to keep your mouth shut!

Calista [to Joss]

Joss had every right to react the way she did to Calista's plan for self preservation. There was a choice to be made in that interrogation room when Calista was faced with the truth, and she decided to save her own behind and leave Joss out to dry. But is it really all that simple?

I'm sticking to my belief that Calista is playing a bigger game than anyone realizes. Having her set up Joss to take the fall when she's really the killer would be one of the most egregious moves this show has ever made. 

I'm sticking by Calista for now. Are you?

Everything a little bit revolved around Joss's predicament, with Karen and April being brought into the madness. But they also got their own separate storylines, which saw the Karen/Vivian/Alec dynamic begin to crack and Blair's jerk side shine through.

Alec's decision to keep the truth from Vivian was going to end badly the minute he decided to lie. You lie when you've got something to hide, and clearly Alec felt as though he did something wrong, so he didn't want his wife to know. 

Too bad Vivian has two eyes and ears and was clearly able to pick up on the sheer awkwardness that is Karen and Alec. Her reaction was perfectly normal, a mixture of hurt and surprise. Hurt that the people closest to her would lie to her and confused at her reaction to the perceived betrayal. 

The threesome relationship has brought a spark back to the Vivan/Alec marriage, but without it, would things go back to the way they were? Vivian seems to think so and it's hard to argue that. 

Where they go from here is anyone's guess. 

April and Blair continued to get closer and closer and quite frankly, I'm getting sick of it. Don't get me wrong, Blair is a pleasure to look at each week, but damn if he isn't one arrogant S.O.B. Give me April and Marc sitting around in their pajamas over April and Blair canoodling in the kitchen any day. 

It was nice to see April call Blair out on his behavior towards Lucy, but it looks like we're going to be in for storyline in which everyone sees how awful Blair is but April. I just hope it doesn't refracture the break between April and Lucy because somewhat happy Lucy isn't that bad. 

There may not be time for April to pay much attention to either of them once she finds out Marc has fallen off the wagon. 

Marc: Man the point is, why would April ever go for a man like me? I got nothing.
Harry: Come on mate, you've got plenty.

It's good to get that confirmation that Marc is into April (as if we didn't already know), but it's upsetting to see that his self-doubt led him to drink. Where does he go from here? 

I do believe hope where ever he goes, April will be by his side.

Alright ladies and gentleman, what did you think of "Murder She Wrote"? Who killed Luca? Has Calista really turned on Joss? Can Vivian and Alec's marriage survive? 

Answer all these questions in the comments and remember to watch Mistresses online right now so you're all caught up!

Murder She Wrote Review

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Mistresses Season 3 Episode 8 Quotes

Karen: What did Luca do?
Joss: He died.

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Ya'll are pathetic. Predictable and pathetic.

April [to Marc]